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By: Aseem Shrivastava , By: Aryaman Jain
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The rise of Hindutva in a country that was thought to be largely secular has flummoxed many. Whatever the outcome of this general election, the BJP and its parent, the RSS, will remain important players and influence the political agenda in a manner they never had been able to before 2014. This is... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
In less than a month we will have elected the seventeenth Lok Sabha. The seat tally across parties will determine who gets to form the next government. Since exit polls have been banned during the six week long national elections, we can’t depend on feedback from those who have already voted. The... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Union Budget, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... read more
By: Amit Basole
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India is dealing with a serious crisis of employment despite achieving higher than global average rates of GDP growth consistently for many years. The crisis has many dimensions, some of which are low real wage growth, a proliferation of insecure jobs, high rates of unemployment among the educated... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Yet, somewhere along the heat and dust, unsaid, unmarked and unexplained, the BJP narrative has begun to falter and look tired while the Congress narrative is beginning to look decent if not good and at times even inspiring. This may or may not mean much for the Lok Sabha election results. A host... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
There is much debate on the Indian National Congress campaign promise of NYAY – justice in English but in Hindi an acronym for ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’, or the Minimum Guarantee Scheme, under which the poorest 20 per cent households would receive Rs.72,000 per annum if the proposal turns into policy.... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The Congress party announced that if elected to form the next government, it would implement a Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), which will transfer Rs 72,000 as cash income annually to the bottom fifth of the poorest families. The acronym NYAY means justice. The implication is that this “injustice”... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
Cities need investors to finance the building of their concrete infrastructure. But the demands of investors must not overtake the needs of the cities’ poor residents. Twenty years ago, Mumbai began to suffer from Shanghai envy. Shanghai was becoming a ‘world-class city’, moving slums out of the... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
The recent Union Budget proposals gave generous income support to farmers and lower income taxpayers. Whether this will translate into electoral support for the ruling party, only time will tell. The revised data on GDP shows that the past four years have had exceptionally good growth, putting... read more
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, GST
The Union Interim Budget which was placed in Parliament on February 01 2019 has broken all the conventions of an interim budget. It has expenditure proposals, tax proposals and above all a vision for 2030. In the interest of prudency in the budget making process, the government should have... read more

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